Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

IRL
Oct 21, 2021

I will never, ever fix my smashed phone screen – and I’m not alone 

Josie Adams refuses to fix the cracks in her phone screen even though they’re slicing her fingers to ribbons. Why?

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IRL
Oct 5, 2021

The day that Facebook and Instagram disappeared

We talked to some Very Online Kiwis about how it felt to face the void. 

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IRL
Sep 30, 2021

Meet the local love doctors taking the pain out of online dating 

Are you in need of a Bumble broker or a Tinder photographer? You’re not alone.

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IRL
Sep 17, 2021

Normal feelings, or ADHD, ASD or PTSD? Social media is here to diagnose you

An increasing number of New Zealanders are self-diagnosing as neurodivergent or mentally ill, and social media is playing a big role.

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Business
Aug 31, 2021

Meet the woman making New Zealand’s most boring milk

One small step for coffee, one giant leap for milk kind.

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Money
Aug 27, 2021

The most essential items for sale in lockdown, ranked

So many items, and all of them essential! We whittle down the top 10 buys to ride out this lockdown.

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Money
Aug 23, 2021

WTF is cryptocurrency?

OK, we'll bite – what, and more importantly why, is bitcoin?

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Society
Aug 20, 2021

Testing hard and early: Tales from Auckland’s colossal Covid car queues

Some people are queuing for the equivalent of a full work day in order to get a Covid-19 swab.

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Society
Aug 20, 2021

‘Here we go again’: Auckland nurses on returning to high alert

It's back in the trenches for Auckland nurses, who were on the verge of striking.

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Society
Aug 16, 2021

I dream of demons

Haunted by nightly visits from ghouls and spiders, Josie Adams goes searching for the truth about sleep paralysis.

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Society
Aug 9, 2021

It’s time to move on from timber

Concrete, car tyres and poo – is there anything you can't build a house out of?

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Business
Jul 29, 2021

Meet the Kiwi bitcoin miners chasing millions

Some call it 'digital gold'. Some call it a climate catastrophe. These guys call it a job.

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Science
Jul 23, 2021

Post-viral cacophony: The cough that won’t quit

You know I can't cure your ghost cough! What to do about the dreaded post-viral tickle.

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Society
Jul 16, 2021

Meet the woman behind every emoji you use

You might never use the monorail or the postal horn, but they're still there.

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Science
Jul 14, 2021

What to do if you see a UFO

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Venus? We explain how to recognise a bona fide UFO.

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Society
Jul 2, 2021

How the mission’s new home will bring medical help to Auckland’s homeless

Auckland City Mission and its healthcare team are looking forward to a new start at their new premises: Homeground.

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Society
Jun 23, 2021

Revealed: Wellington’s mouldiest rental homes

Have you been inside Wellington's worst flat? A City for People pick its winners (losers).

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Science
Jun 18, 2021

Exclusive: We found out what nature is gossiping about

What's the forest goss? We have our ear to the ground (and the skies).

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New Zealand Music
Jun 17, 2021

Party people: Flamingo Pier on the places that inspire them to get down

London, Bali, Tāmaki Makaurau - Flamingo Pier knows how to get a party started anywhere in the world.

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Business
May 20, 2021

The ties tell all: How to predict the budget

The finance minister's tie tells us everything we need to know about the budget.

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Science
May 14, 2021

Snakes! Snakes on a beach!

New Zealand beaches have seen three snakes in two weeks. Is this unusual?

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Money
May 12, 2021

A is for altcoin: A beginner’s guide to crypto slang

With this crypto vocab guide, you can fake it 'til you make it as a bitcoin billionaire.

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Politics
May 10, 2021

The essential byelection guide to Maungawhau, and what it means for Auckland

A byelection for Albert-Eden's Maungawhau subdivision could decide the fate of one of Auckland's biggest public golf courses.

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Society
May 7, 2021

The web historian preserving our weirdest moments

An Auckland teenager's YouTube videos have been viewed more than 13 million times. What's she talking about?

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Society
Apr 29, 2021

Feeling the burnout: More than 1 in 10 New Zealanders are stressed at work

New research from AUT shows many New Zealanders are overworked.

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Business
Apr 27, 2021

The deep tech labs designing our future

Deep in a Parnell basement dwells breakthroughs in exosuit technology, edible insulin, and ion propulsion.

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